Two days and I am back to blogging about my XM Training program. I started off the day a little tired but pressed thru. I was excited for the Run for the US Troops, this 5k has been a long time coming for me to get back in there. I am looking forward to my next one in two weeks. Then I’ll be heading into a 8 or 10K in October and then November my Cooper Norcross Bridge Run working on yet another personal best.
Todays Recap, I set out to hit a PR. I did but not with the time I was shooting for. I finished at 35:09 and placed 17 out of 20 in my age group 29-39. My goal today was to finish in 30-32 minutes. The ultimate 5K goal is to get her done in under 30 minutes. We are off to a great improvement from my frist 5K time of 37:24 is to current time of 35:09. I shaved off 2:15 minutes off my first race. Woot Woot! I guess I am almost a roadrunner. Not quite we still have some work to do.
I could say that this was the hardest I ran my 5K’s. The next one for sure I will be in it to win it for my age group. The weather was a little humid, I felt that I started off tired. I don’t think I got enough good sleep. Sleep in so important. Then to start off the day I banged my knee on the end of my bed . Sounds like a bunch of excuses right? Well they are not. All vaid, but still it was a great race. I will keep running to get to the prize. I kept telling myself to Push and not give up. I felt I was focused during the run. My mind wasn’t scattered like my run the other day. I can feel it now as I am recoverying. My legs are tingling. :0) What ever that is ? Glutes are sore too. 🙂 and I am very tired. I woke with a headache at about 2:00 pm. The three hours of sleep felt good. I could of slept more but needed to make a hospital visit.
I was really glad to see that they had a prize category for kids 14 and under. There was a 6 year old boy that won 2nd place for his age group. What an inspiration! He was so proud. I wish I could of taken his picture. He say’s he was going to take his medal for show and tell.
As I prepare for my next race, what tips can you give me to be able to run faster? I really value your feedback
I am grateful for the cause that I ran for. Our US Troops